The General 1926
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The General 1926
Love, Locomotives and Laughs
Plot: When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.
Story: Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnny must rescue both his loves.
Did you know: A number of celebrities have cameos in this film: Glen Cavender had been a hero in the Spanish-American War. Also, Frederick Vroom had appeared earlier in Keaton's The Navigator as the girl's father whose ship is hijacked. Keaton's former director of photography, Elgin Lessley, has a cameo as the Union general who gives the command to cross the burning bridge. Producer Louis Lewyn has a bit part as a soldier.

Release date: 5 February 1927
User Votes: 8.4
Countries: USA,
MPAA Rating: UNRATE
Runtime: 107 minutes
Oscars: None
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